On All Access, there is a write-up of the single. Here's what is written:
Scotty McCreery "Damn Strait"
A straight-up homage to King George comes cleverly packaged as a breakup song in Scotty McCreery’s new single, “Damn Strait.” The very first line is a George Strait song title, “Nobody In His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her,” and the lyrics go on to weave four more Strait songs into the narrative (“Marina del Rey,” “Baby Blue,” “Blue Clear Sky” and “Give It Away”). The song’s narrator details all the ways Strait’s music was integral to a now failed romance, then gently lashes out at his musical hero in the chorus, singing, “Damn Strait, I used to love your songs / But now every time that one comes on / My heart gets broke in half / But do I wish I could get her back? / Damn Strait.” Written by Trent Tomlinson and Jim Collins, the song comes on the heels of McCreery’s fourth consecutive #1 hit, and has all the makings of a fifth. “Every now and then you hear a song that sounds so much like you,” said McCreery, who recalls a show with Strait, Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack as not only the first Country concert he ever attended, but the one that inspired him to pursue a Country music career. “I grew up as a huge George Strait fan, and when I heard this song, I raised my hand to say, ‘I want this one.’ Every Country fan has a George Strait story, and everyone has a memory attached to their favorite songs.” Damn Strait they do!
Impacting: Monday, October, 18th
By: Phyllis Stark